The City of Marion, North Carolina is located in the
foothills just east of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Its
altitude is 1,425 feet.
It is the County Seat of McDowell County and is the
commercial center for the County and surrounding area.
Marion is located just off I-40 and is approximately 36
miles east of Asheville and approximately 40 miles west
It is only an hourís driving time from Marion to many
scenic wonders of the Southern Highlands including
Chimney Rock, Smokey Mountain National Park, Blowing
Rock, Table Rock, Mount Mitchell, numerous lakes and
streams and other attractions. For additional information
on tourism contact McDowell County Tourism Development
Authority at www.mcdowellnc.org